That in- fluence was the reduction of reverb time and open spaces for the choir. Choir loft locations were often chosen, after the church was built, to be in the most strategic locations. It seems that if a church was built properly for speech, it was the right place for song and music. Historically, neither speech nor music had been the primary force for church design until the late s. However, in many of the Classical European Churches, if you find a church with a great sounding organ, you will also find that you will not need much sound reinforcement for speech.
Who is on first, the organ, the choir or the Preacher? This raises an interesting discussion. If these findings are correct, one could say that if a new church were built around speech and a reverberation time that matched the size of the church, both the choir master and the or- ganist should be very happy with the results.
The records seems to support this thought but when you speak to Organists or Choir directors, they generally become very emotional about their work. When an analysis of a church is made and the acoustics are found to be limiting the performance of both choir and organ, these people will often dismiss the findings as utter nonsense saying, "what's wrong with it? Its been great for the past 20 years! What would be more correct for them to say is, "we have learned how to deal with the room as it is now and we are not willing to learn all over again how to perform in this space.
Furthermore, the benefits would be that the audience would hear everything clearer and the performances would be so much more enjoyable that it would give any performer real confidence in their work. Imagine, full audience support and approval -- what a novel idea! On the other hand, if the church has poor acoustics but they have an expensive organ or pipe organ, they will often either keep replacing the electronic organ every 10 years10 or keep rebuilding or re-tuning the pipe organ every six months. Today, it is sad to say, churches are usually built as multi-purpose meeting halls that support neither speech, nor music nor singing.
Instead, churches are built like show-cases that sit there doing little or nothing for the 9 An organ, as a musical instrument, works better without a loft around it. Organ pipes are actually designed to be in the open. When the pipes are in the open, it is much easier to balance the organ and choir together. Find a church with good sound and acoustics and chances are the sanctuary is used more than twice a week Before the s Historically, churches have never been systematically de- signed for speech or music.
It seats people. The room is feet by feet. The reflections off the or the organ, although walls were terrible and could have been avoided while the church was constructed. There was no acoustical guidance used in the construction of this church. Ironically, if a church was built around speech, it would be excellent for the organ and vice versa. The best way to describe church acoustics would be to compare it to the fairy tale of Cinderella and a dart board.
Churches are built like glass slippers and everyone runs around seeking Prince Charming for their organ or sound system. When you hear of a church with great sound, it just means that they were lucky and they happened to find their Prince Charming. It seems that churches are built with the hope that random shapes and materials will work. You should read about the universal second law of thermodynamics in your science books. Have you ever met a World Champion Dart player?
Well, that is how many Architects there are that are willing to listen and do what it takes to design a church properly. All other Architects select designs and building materials for churches much like the way you play darts - at random12 and the results speaker for itself. Did you know that church acoustics and sound systems are as predictable as the Ocean tides. Yet people have been brain washed into believing that acoustics and sound systems are as predictable as forecasting the weather with a crystal ball. Fortunately, the same laws of physics that Architects try to ignore and pretend don't exist have been the one thing that has made some people throughout history appear to be geniuses.
From the Greek civilization to today, people have been finding creative and very scientific13 ways of salvaging architectural mistakes and omissions. It was discovered in a few Greek and Roman Theaters that there were walls with clay jars imbedded with the open end of the jar out. Then depending on the event, the jars would be filled with the correct amount of ash Let us continue in the theory of chaos in hopes that a Phoenix will rise out of the ashes and save the church from its decline!
This should not be the approach to church sound and acoustics. It is call equalizing the room or "voicing the room". In Europe, they had another method of voicing a room. Many churches were built with pillars. These huge pillars were often hollow. The pillars did more than help support the outside walls.
It was discovered that if you cut holes or slots into the pillar tops, you could then fill the pillars to equalize or voice the room Tune the room. These are just two of the many classical and forgotten methods of salvaging a church. These are also just a few of the many laws of physics that help either before or after a building is finished. At least in these two examples, the ability to tune the room was built into the construction of the church.
No one is doing this today and there is no reason why we could not be doing it in our modern churches. Setting the Stage. Changes in Catholic Churches Before the s, Catholic church services were primarily done in Latin. The Latin language is very musical and when sung, it is simple to find the predominant room modes.
When you sing or chant, you are also forced to speak louder. If something is sung slowly, as the Latin mass was sung, you can hear reasonably well in many of the older Catholic churches, without any sound system. Today's modern Catholic Church has changed. The importance of the spoken word has become increasingly imperative. The emphasis on singing in Latin is almost non-existent.
The modern languages of French and Eng- lish are short, quick and spoken rapidly. French and English are totally different from Latin and require a different set of rules for hearing the spoken word clearly. In the Beginning of Church Audio s Before the s, churches of all denominations were constructed in remote places. This helped to keep the noise of the outside world down. There were also a few attempts to design the church so the human voice could be projected without amplification.
Some attempts were successful while most were not. Many of the older churches still standing today, did not need sound reinforcement because they were, by chance, designed "properly". However, because of our Sunday shoppers, vacationers and tourists trains, cars and airplanes , the human voice can no longer compete with outside noises. These churches were not sound proofed. It is for this reason and also because of an aging population that most older churches have to invest in sound systems today.
When the age of sound reinforcement arrived in the late 40s, builders of new churches suggested they could save churches large sums of money by making a few changes. Architects suggested copying existing building de- signs, cutting any costs related to basic acoustical practices and traditional acoustical building materials and making up the rest with a proper sound reinforcement system.
This also propagated cheaper wall finishes, padded pews and carpets. At first the idea worked. They had good success because many of the church builders stuck to traditional building shapes. What Architects were never told or taught was that a sound system reinforces everything. If the room is de- signed acoustically correct in shape and surface materials, the properly designed sound system will work ex- tremely well.
If the room shape is poor or if the wrong surface materials are used or if a wall is in the wrong. History has also shown that in the late 50s, newer construction techniques and lower cost building materials would have lowered the cost of the older type of church including all of the acoustical work they once had. In- stead, Architects began experimenting with "new" untested shapes at the churches expense, often with poor re- sults -- even when a good sound system was used. Even today, the majority of Architects don't have a clue as to what they are doing as far as acoustics goes.
What is refreshing is that some of them are admitting it16, finally. The Age of Audio Up until the age of audio, churches were primarily rectangles, often with transepts which formed crosses. The Methodist churches were generally more square with balconies, trying to keep everyone within 80' of the pulpit.
Most churches, except Cathedrals, sat less than people. These types of churches are the ones that most of us have had experience with. You either love the building or you hate it and chances are that your choice is based on whether or not you can hear clearly. What is Sound Reinforcement? Sound Reinforcement is the extension of a person's voice, or drama or musical even to an audience of people. Without a sound system, there could not be the many meetings that are taking place as you are reading this book.
The performance and quality of your sound system will determine the level of peoples participation. An effective sound system or a room with good acoustics is when the person speaking only has to speak loud enough for people in the first row to hear well. If you can not do this with a microphone 18 inches away, you have a serious problem. Lapel mics, trick mics and other electronic gadgets will sometimes make some small improvement, but they never seem to do enough to allow everyone to share in the event. How many times have you been to a seminar or lecture where the sound was poor and during a question period, people asked questions that you thought were stupid.
That's when you say to yourself, "that person was only six rows from the front. What's wrong with them, are they deaf? It's too bad they are going to miss out on much of the program.
It's always students sitting in the same places that ask the most questions or ask for things to be repeated. Perhaps they need their hearing checked or rather, if the sound system were doing its job, this class would be a week ahead rather than a month behind. It's not just the church community that has these problems. Almost all of the sound systems in the world are either designed poorly or the people using them don't know how to use them.
When is the sound reinforcement not a sound system? When you don't notice it. Is such a system possible? The Rock and Roll era needed portable sound for one night. It takes an average of 14 hours to do an accurate acoustical profile from blueprints and 30 hours for an existing building. We often saw and we still see it speakers placed to the left and right side of the stage like a bad habit.
This was a major compromise and the average public had learned to put up with it. The mistake churches made was using this very poor layout as an example to follow. What is more interesting is that many Rock and Roll17 or loud concert events of the 80s and 90s are now using the same techniques churches started to use 45 years ago.
History has shown that concert attendance declined in the early 80s. Some of the decline was directly attributable to poor sound quality.
Will it take another , churches before we can begin to fathom the simplicity of good sound in a church? At low intensity levels, high frequency tones sound louder than low frequency tones of the same intensity. Turning the system down will not only make it clearer but people would get more out of it than just abuse. However, in many of the Classical European Churches, if you find a church with a great sounding organ, you will also find that you will not need much sound reinforcement for speech. This preventive approach avoids the need to redesign at a later stage and is more cost effective. If we asked 80 people to choose which of the combinations of audio equipment they liked, you would most likely get 20 to 30 different opinions. Already many churches throughout North America have experienced growth when they had their sound system and acoustics corrected to meet the listeners needs.
Today's higher quality concert systems are smaller, designed better and are attracting young and middle aged people like never before. This new and cheaper equipment was never meant to be used in churches in spite of the advertisements. Most of it was meant for hotels, airports and clubs where people are on the move and they only have to listen to sounds for brief periods of time.
Much of this equipment was and still is often called "Architectural Sound Equipment" and architects were given this information for planning offices, malls and warehouses. By the early 70s, new church buildings were no longer being designed to be suitable for lively or inspiring congregational singing and this has generally not changed in the early 90s. Gone are the choral extravaganzas that would make the hair on the back of your This is a close-up of the central speaker above.
Gone is the ability for a shaking thunder of the great swell of a 32 foot Pipe Organ. Churches still wanted those things but by then they had become accustomed to spending a lot less and wanting something that cost much more. The years of Confusion During the 70s, some churches did try to build the old style type of church with dismal results. Architects as a community had not been building churches with good acoustics for over 30 years. They had forgotten that knowledge and its importance. There was and is no proper acoustical guidance with the exception of a few people, who are very busy fixing the constant flow of new architectural mistakes.
In the 80s, a new wave of churches sprung up. This wave is often referred to as the packaged church. These builders provide one stop shopping. They will hire everyone for you or they will employ all the services direct from the architect and engineers to the painters and landscapers. Packaged churches have become very popular. For a modest cost, a high quality not performance quality , inexpensive, budget church was built. This has meant that almost any congregation can afford to have a new church building or expand at will.
These churches are designed strictly as meeting halls and they most often do not reflect or meet all of the congregation's worship needs. Some Ministers have described these packaged churches as warehouses or funeral parlors. I wonder if these people have realized how Rock and Roll was going to impact the church internally -- even today? The majority of churches are built this way. Some with higher walls, some with higher peaks and some lower, but essentially the same.
The lower left and right fingers point to the original speakers, which had been updated 3 times before. Above, the 3rd finger point to the new central cluster or point source speaker. This picture was taken just before the left and right speakers were removed. In countless demonstrations, the single speaker out performs the left and right speaker arrangement, even when the new speaker is the same type and model of other speakers. In some churches, they have tried to mount a pair of speakers at each set a laminated beams.
Once again, the central speaker worked better. Not because the central speaker is a better speaker, but because the speaker is positioned properly in the room. It would be accurate to say that most of these "houses of worship" do not have any investment in acoustics and most owners of these churches complain bitterly about how poor the church sounds.
Hearing speech loud enough near the front without a PA is often impossible and investing in a proper type of organ is pointless. Although acoustical guidance is virtually non-existent, the Builder and Architect will always say when selling their services to a congregation, "The acoustics will be very good. Only structural changes will make a difference. This kind of required solution is occurring all to often. Evidence shows that the packaged church is often rushed, built on price19, often not meeting a congregation's needs Physically or Spiritually and tends to cost much more to maintain.
With lower, long term attendance in these packaged sanctuaries or new churches without acoustical guidance, shouldn't we include the cost of empty seats in the total cost of a church? The good news is, a packaged church20, with a few alterations, could become the house of worship many of us want and remember. Often a higher ceiling, double layers of drywall in the right places, a sloped wall or different. It does not mean a building designed to worship God in. It is the design of the sound system that creates them. Acoustical guidance is available but you can not get it from architects.
Today, the average architect will design 1 to 4 churches in their life time. How can they possibly design a new church without proper acoustical guidance? Furthermore, just because an architect has been doing packaged churches for many years, it doesn't mean they know anything about acoustics. Note: From personal experience, these types of builders will often dismiss building changes for acoustical reasons as a waste of money or they will state that whoever makes a positive recommendation doesn't know what they are talking about.
If such a builder will not listen and make changes for better acoustics, then you should look for another builder. Remember, you have to live with the results, the builder simply moves on to another church. The Modern Church Sanctuary The modern church is a combination of many things. Most denominations appear to give too much autonomy to each church body in the design shape and performance of a house of worship.
The diversities are not a matter of flavor. Rather, each church can be so different from the next church that people sometimes can not recognize the church they are in. Furthermore, sometimes the differences are so great that in one large church people hear fine without a sound system and in another church that is smaller, hearing is a wish. To call this a weakness in the church community is an under statement. It would be very believable to picture churches choosing their buildings with a dart board at fifty paces and hoping to hit the dart board.
This is applicable to almost all denominations including Catholic and Protestant churches. If a person were to describe a gas station, everyone knows what it does and how it performs. If it were not for the brand name signs that distinguish them, gas stations would look very much alike. After many years of re- Top View search, the modern gas station is the most Front View. However, can we P- P- What does the P- P- Tannoy Tannoy. Is it designed to be the best environment General Seating Area to hear someone preach, sing or to listen to music?
Can the sound of the sanctuary have an impact on it's people and community? At one time people knew when they were in a church. In the great cathedrals, that are no The Packaged Church longer being built, you will often find yourself just listening to the majestic silence and beauty these great churches have to offer. The modern churches built in the last 25 years has a different sound. They sound dark, dull and noisy. Graduates are awarded the Robert Bradford Newman medals. Since only 53 people have be awarded the medal. Unfortunately, this course spends only a little time on church acoustics.
Do you start with the pulpit, choir or organ, or do we continue as most churches do and start with a shell and find a place for every- thing! Let's let logic decide. If the church has a large music program and choir, then the sanctuary must be designed around the choir. If the church service is primarily a speech type service with little or no music, then the church building must be designed around the pulpit.
The sad truth is, churches are designed as a shell and the choir, the pulpit and pews are arranged until something fits. What is most amazing is how church leaders often place well meaning and misguided convictions ahead of the hearing needs of the majority. Also, some church designs are full of religious reasoning and scriptural inter- pretations that gets in the way of hearing in the pews. As heard and witnessed with my own eye, it was more important for a church leader pastor, board member or Architect to demonstrate their powers of persuasion within the community rather than submitting to the common sense and logic shown throughout the bible -- the book we are supposed to use as a road map in our decision making practices.
Also, it is outrageous to demand for a new church that will seat people to be built so that no one is further than 90 feet away from the pulpit and then expect the house of worship to behave like a cathedral. It just doesn't happen that way. After 50 years of modern church construction, there has yet to be a consistently happy mar- riage between the architects, church leaders, Acousticians and audio practitioners.
After 50 years of church audio, Architects cannot begin to plan for a proper sound system in the sanctuary. This is not to say they don't design sound systems or make provisions for something that can make a noise. The issue is not whether you include a sound system but whether or not you are making the right provisions for a sound system and to what performance standards. It is sad to report that in , almost all churches will have their sound systems designed as an after thought, to fit into a plan that has already been decided on.
However, some day the church community will scream loud enough and the church may start planning a house of worship around the pulpit or the choir or the organ. When that happens to the majority of new church buildings, the church community will see real and sustained member- ship growth like never before. This is not some wild person crying in the wilderness making predictions like a false prophet. Already many churches throughout North America have experienced growth when they had their sound system and acoustics corrected to meet the listeners needs.
This is fact, not fantasy. What would be a miracle would be for every church this year in North America to suddenly have the right sound system with the correct acoustics. As the secular people would say, "hey mac, want a piece of the action? This kind of information has been around for over 30 years. Is it designed to be a shelter for the hungry or poor in the community read Mt. Is it designed to be a symbol to the local community, where people can get real social help? Is it designed so that when people enter the sanctuary, they know they are in a special place in which they can put the outside world to rest and spend time thinking and praying to God?
Is it designed to command respect and reverence? It would be accurate to say that everyone is affected by the performance of the sanctuary and its communication system. Of course many of you will say, "I can hear just fine. Thank you. Did you know a high level of listener's fatigue will tire a person enough to cause some people to sleep within 15 minutes of a 30 minute sermon? Did you know people will enjoy singing and want to be a participant when they are able to sing to the acoustics of the church? Did you know people sing louder and learn new songs faster when the acoustics are good?
Did you know the acoustics and sound system affects a minister's ability to preach, a choir's ability to sing and the organist or pianist's ability to perform? Churches need help in understanding their own needs for their own sakes and survival in today's modern age. Both the "Baby Boomer" and the current crop of our youth spend more money on sound equipment for themselves than what many churches spend on their whole congregation.
Sound affects everyone and it is time that the church community woke up and got control over the most impor- tant tool their ministers use to win people to their ministries and faiths. It is true that some churches have excel- lent programs that attract people all the time, but, in these same churches that once claimed they had everything under con- trol, they have also had long time faithful members come to me saying, "I have been attending this church for over 20 years. This is the first sermon in which I could hear enough to agree with our pastor's opinion. Now I won't need a tape of the service to know what was said every week.
It has reduced the number and size of parallel surfaces to cut down on the made a similar statement unwanted reflections. The church was built before It seats people and the secular community often rents when they have had the the church for recordings and community music festivals. These points are so important they will be repeated again. Note: Early in my career as consultant and contractor, I was not always quick to respond with the right answers.
Sometimes, the answers would come years later. On one new church project, I was asked if the church should worship width way or by its length. In this church they had altar calls, musicals and drama events. My recommendation was by length. The minister wanted width way, arguing that for altar calls, people would not have to walk as far and for drama and musicals, people could see the stage area better.
The minister got his way. Eight years later, people complained that they can't hear in spite of the sound system. If only I could have stated to the church board earlier, "If people can't hear, there won't be any altar calls and people won't come to the special events. I hate it when Im right. But then again, when a people forget their history, they are destined to repeat them.
The fact is, there may never be a na- tional or world standard for audio equipment. Pick 10 speakers and 10 amplifiers and 10 Compact Disk players. Now try the products in different combinations. What you will have is 10 CD players each sounding different ways or different sounds. Some differences will be obvious and some subtle. Since 30 pieces of equipment will give different sounds, who has the time, money and research skills to determine what is perfect sound.
What also has to be factored into the equation is the physiology of the listener. Throughout life, your hearing changes. When you have a cold your hearing is different. If the muffler on the car falls off on the way to church and you are exposed to loud sounds for 15 minutes before church starts, your listening ability will be reduced for the first 30 minutes of the service. A church with a long song service and a small orchestra performing before the sermon will have to change the sound of the sound system 15 minutes into the sermon or else people will start having trouble hearing.
As you become older, your hearing and ability to adapt your hearing becomes slower and slower. If you test people for hearing loss, up to 20 people will have a problem that can hinder day to day communication. The other 80 people will have different levels of frequency sensitivity. If we asked 80 people to choose which of the combinations of audio equipment they liked, you would most likely get 20 to 30 different opinions.
If audio is so complicated, then how can anyone come up with a church standard? If peoples hearing is about the same at 18 years of age and very different at the age of 50, how can any church standard be meaningful? Where do you Begin? How can you determine which is the best design for your church? The easiest test you can do that doesn't cost any money, only a little time, is to have the building committee invite the choir director and a person who can sing to the church. Tour various churches and have the organist play the organ and the building committee sing.
Do the 5 committee members sound like 10 people singing or do they sound like soloists? Do the 10 committee members sound like 20 people singing or do they sound like soloists?
Next, have a person sing solo. Let them practice and see if the singer can find a suitable pitch that helps to project their voice. Then have the committee members sit in the last row at the back and listen to the person singing. Do the words come out clearly? Is the singer able to use the Sanctuary as an instrument that projects their voice evenly throughout the room? These are the kinds of tests every church should do before choosing the shape, building materials and design of their church.
When you have a shape and room that suits your needs for congregational and worship singing, copy this design and don't compromise on surface materials unless you know what you are doing.
De Buglio - Professional Sound System Design and Acoustics Manual [Jbd Accoustics] - Free ebook download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read book . While the sound system was installed professionally, it was not designed That includes the design of the worship space, the acoustics and the sound system.
There is more to it than this but these tests will get you started in the right direction. The following page has been formatted so that it can be photo copied and used for Church board meetings. If your church in planning a new building, this is the most valuable page in the whole book. Using these tips will save your church thousands of dollars.
Most of the recommendations listed here can not be applied once the walls are up. Please remember, these are guide lines to ensure that you at least have a good foundation. An audio and acoustical practitioner is still needed to determine exact values needed. Never design a church that is square. It is the worst shape any church can have. It does not matter where you put the pulpit.
Never design a church with parallel walls. This requires further explanation. Never have the roof over the pulpit higher than the roof over the seating. Never have a roof lower than 18 feet. For the first congregational seating spaces, start at 19 feet and add 1 foot for every additional seating spaces. A higher roof is always preferred.
Once you are above 35 feet, you can cut back to 1ft. Never design a church with large concave walls or domes. Never build a round church. Never accept a building with a reverb time at hertz of less than 1. Never have a large flat rear wall that is square to the altar or platform area. This is often opposite of where the choir is and they don't need an echo to confuse them. Never accept a ventilation system or heating system that increases the noise of the sanctuary area. Churches require an NC of 20 or This is not an option. This helps some people with minor hearing problems to lip read.
Never make a fan shaped room so wide that the people at the sides are looking at the back of the minister's head23 or so wide that people are looking at each other. Never plan your seating so the minister has to turn his head more 50 degrees in either direction. Never have the organ and piano further than 15 feet apart. Never place the choir under the organ pipes or organ speakers -- especially if you plan to reinforce the choir or record them. Never place a piano in a pit or have it boxed off. Never build a 6 or 8 sided church in which all walls are the same length and height.
Never design a balcony so low or so deep that people under it, in the back row cannot see the ceiling over the pulpit. Never build a bulk head over the pulpit area24 at any height. Never build a proscenium arch or an arch in front of the choir. It will trap the sound of the choir and the Organ. Never paint over soft materials such as acoustical tiles or split face block or bricks.
A few dollars of paint can do thousands of dollars worth of damage. Always make the foyer area as sound absorbing as possible. All inside walls should be insulated with 8 inch bats. All inside walls should be 2 x 6 construction included all inside protrusions. This means drywall that is covering duct work, bulk heads and entrance blinds. Experience has shown acoustical consultation, and the follow through recommendations that are implemented, cost less during construction than the cost of repairs after the fact Doesn't two thousand dollars in extra block work on a supporting wall during construction sound like better planning than removing the wall and rebuilding it three weeks after the church opens the doors?
Often, that is all it takes. Acoustical and Audio experts who specialize in churches spend a great deal of their time fixing other peoples. It required two levels of room treatment. The first treatment was done 10 year earlier. There is no record of who or how the 12 square panels were determine. They used 11 half rounds in 5 foot lengths. The second treatment corrected almost all of their acoustical problems. The sound system was also replaced because of age. As it turned out, the church did have a central cluster. Everyone hated it until the acoustic treatment was done.
After the acoustic treatment, the church member thought that the new sound system was installed. That was installed a month later. As it turned out, a church member who installed the cluster was finally vindicated of installing a bad sound system, when fact he installed a good sound system be the acoustics were so bad, not sound system would have worked. The design of the church is a square with curved walls to visually give the impression that the room is rectangle.
However, the room reacts to both the standing wave problems that are common to square room and the curved walls which created hot spots and phase cancellations throughout. Although the RT60 was under 1. Even the Organist was impressed at how good the Organ now sounded, even after spending thousand of dollars trying to tune it. One person stated that the acoustical treatment cost less than tuning the pipe organ. Logic says, churches should hire an acoustical expert and graphic artist before an Architect is hired and before the design of the church is chosen.
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Describing Sound Measurement. Perceived as loudness. Amount of pressure in the wavefront of the sound energy that is detected by the ear. Decibel scale is logarithmic. A 10 dB increase in SPL is perceived as being "twice as loud. How to Calculate Plot practical absorption coeffecients of a material against various frequencies and compare to the standard Absorption Class reference contours.
Categorizes absorption perfomance into five classes. The curve from the weighted sound aborption coeffecient procedure is used to define the five classes. A measure for rating the attenuation of reflected speech passing over the top of wall partitions or furniture into the adjoining workstations. Similar to the STC of a ceiling tile. CAC is a measure of reduction in sound transmission via plenum path between two adjacent rooms. It is generally used to measure sound transmission between two spaces when the wall between them stops at or just above the ceiling.
CAC is important between rooms and between floors and ceilings. Plot transmission loss reduction in SPL at 16 standard frequencies and compare to standard reference contours. A single number noise reduction rating of a partition, room, or enclosure, where transmission loss is measured in one-third octave bands. Similar to a field STC test, NIC is often specified on certain projects such as spaces with operable walls, hotels, education facilities and measures the transmission loss between and 4,Hz.
AC has replaced NIC as industry standard performance value. Plot transmission loss across frequency bands and match that curve to the closest standard curve that corresponds to an NIC. NRC is a measurement within frequency range of human speech, so a material with high NRC may actually be poor at absorbing very high or low frequency sounds. Some materials have ratings higher than 1. The measure of an exterior walls' ability to block sound from transmitting into the building. It is similar to STC but uses lower frequencies in the range of cars, planes, and mechanical equipment from outside a building.
Use ASTM's method for comparing transmission loss across frequencies to reference contours and averaging. A single number rating that summarizes the absorption qualities of a material across a range of frequencies frequency bands. A higher-level single number rating that summarizes the absorption qualities of a material across a range of frequencies. A single number rating of the effectiveness of a material or construction assembly to reduce the transmission of airborne sound.
Partitions with higher STC values are more effective at reducing sound transmission. Measured at a frequency range of —4, Hz. Loud speech can be understood fairly well through an STC 30 wall or ceiling, but should not be audible through an STC 60 wall. Used to describe the spaciousness of a room subjectively, determined by evaluating the similarity of the sound signals arriving at both ears. If the sound comes more from the sides, there is less similarity, resulting in a low IACC.
Especially popular for assessing concert halls for classical music. A value of 0 means the signals have no correlation. Higher positive values correspond to greater degrees of envelopment. A family of noise rating curves specifying the level and frequency content of background noise which will have a varying degree of acceptability for occupied architectural spaces. Program requirements documents may set the maximum allowed NC from mechanical system noise, from exterior sounds, etc. Plot SPL across frequency bands and match that curve to the closest standard curve that corresponds to an NC.
The time taken for the SPL in a room to decay by 60 dB. Spaces with short reverberation times are described as "dry" or "dead," and spaces with long reverberation times are described as "wet" or "live. Reverberation time increases with the volume of the room, regardless of the room's geometry, and depends on how absorptive the surfaces of the room are. The sum of the noise reduction across a partition and the background noise level in a receiving space. Diffusion is the scattering of sound energy by a complex surface.
Diffusers spread sound in space and time, making a reflection sound softer and fuller. A texture must be deep enough to affect the wavelength it is trying to diffuse. A depth of at least 4. Narrow, rectangular rooms send indirect sound from the side walls to the seats, producing flutter echo. Concentrated soundwaves can be disturbing Reflections from the rear wall with a long delay increase the risk of echoes. Right-angles reflect sound back parallel toward its original direction.
Diffusion does not noticeably reduce reverberation, but the scattered sound results in a more pleasant sound quality. Optimal room acoustics Standards such as WELL and LEED specify recommended acoustic properties of some room types and how much intervention is necessary to achieve those recommendations. Otherwise, confirm appropriate reverberation time.
Below is a collection of material families see material chart at the end of this document and their general NRC values. That curve is. Low frequencies often pass through walls more easily than higher ones,7 therefore STC may not be an accurate prediction of transmission loss when low frequencies are present. CAC by Glass fiber insulation used over an entire ceiling can increase CAC by 9. Glass fiber insulation used on either side of a wall partition can increase CAC by 6.
STC 45 is accepted if tested on-site Differences in STC are. Improper overlap can result in a 0 to 1 STC point reduction. Acoustical caulking does not pull away from surfaces when curing.